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Chris Cornell wins Grammy posthumously for best rock performance

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

was honoured posthumously at the 61st Annual for his song "When Bad Does Good".

The late won in the best rock performance category and his children and accepted the award.

Cornell's song was up against Arctic Monkeys, Greta Van Fleet, Hailstorm and Fever 333.

The track was part of 'Chris Cornell', a four-disc retrospective box set released last year featuring 11 unreleased songs.

"When Bad Does Good" features haunting lyrics in light of the singer's suicide in May 2017, while he was on tour with He was 52.

"I never thought we would be standing here without my dad. I'm sure he would be proud and honoured. He was a rock icon, the Godfather of and a creator of a movement. While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for us is for being the greatest father and our hero," said.

added, "His voice was his vision and his was his peace thank you to our mom his love, his muse and his saviour who continues to carry out our father's legacy this is for you, daddy."

Cornell's widow also attended the ceremony.

was founded by in 1984 with Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and

The band together won two in 1995. performed solo after Soundgarden broke up two years later. He then joined Audioslave, which included Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and soundgarden reunited in 2012.

Cornell was nominated for over his career.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 10:30 IST
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